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10 Easy DIY Halloween Decorations

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Spooking up the house for Halloween doesn’t need to cost loads! Grab our easy DIY Halloween decorations for the kids to make here! 

DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas

Our easy DIY Halloween decorations will keep the kids busy this half term and the house FILLED with an explosion of Halloween!

We’ve got everything you need for a spooky Halloween home – from our ghostly garlands, homemade Halloween trees and even milk bottle ghost lanterns.

Making your own DIY Halloween decorations not only adds an individual style to your Halloween decor but it also gives the kids something to spend time on and allows them to be creative and just have fun with it.

Halloween Banner – Easy Halloween Craft for Kids

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Make your own easy Halloween bunting with just a few craft supplies – black and orange paper and a ball of string and scissors is all you need.

You could do these with lots of different spooky phrases and decorate different rooms with your bunting.

Get the Halloween Bunting Tutorial here.

Ghost Garlands – DIY Halloween Decoration

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Decorate your home for Halloween with our super easy homemade ghost bunting. This simple craft just needs white paper, scissors, a back pen and some string.

Let the kids design their own ghosty spooks and string them up into ghost garlands to hang around the house.

Get the ghost bunting tutorial here

Huge Spider Sculptures

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Older kids will just LOVE making these huge spider sculptures just using black pipe cleaners and goggly eyes. These look super scary scattered around the house

Get the spider sculpture instructions here

Halloween Tree – Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween tree made from bare sticks decorated with hanging stainless bats and ghosts

We love these creative, spooky little Halloween trees. Bare branches decorated with spooky stain glass style Halloween decorations. These Halloween tress are fun to make and look really atmospheric.

Find out how to make a Halloween Tree here

Bat Mobile – Easy Halloween Craft for Kids

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Using foraged twigs you can make this easy Halloween bat mobile with little hanging bats flying around the moon.

Hang these where they’ll cast a spooky shadow on the walls.

Get the bat mobile instructions here

Painted Stone Eyeballs – Halloween craft for kids

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Get creative with the sharpies and create a whole load of spooky eyeballs. These look super weird displayed in glass jars as a Halloween decoration.

Get the painted eyeball instructions here

Halloween Milk Bottle Lanterns – DIY Halloween Decorations

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Halloween Milk Bottle Lanterns are so simple to make and kids love to make them. Line these ghost lanterns up to create a spooky entrance to your Halloween party!

Get the Halloween milk bottle lanterns right here

Halloween Tea Light Holders – Easy Halloween Craft

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You can simply use chalk glass paints and empty glass jars to create these little Halloween the light holders – older kids love to make these and they look super atmospheric when lit and casting their spooky shadows.

Loads more ideas for family celebrations here!

Just be sure that if using the tea light holders when kids are around you use non-flame battery operated tea lights to avoid accidents. 

Get the Halloween tea light holder instructions here

Halloween Hanging Bats – DIY Halloween Decoration

black paper bats hanging from the ceiling

These hanging bats are so simple – just use the same technique as paper snowflakes to get your spooky individual bat designs.

Get the full paper bat instructions here

Halloween Words – Easy DIY Halloween Decoration

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Our shabby chic BOO Halloween decoration is super easy to make and of course, you don’t need to just stick to BOO – you can decorate whatever words you like.

Get the shabby chic boo tutorial here.

Spooky Halloween recipes to try

If you’re celebrating Halloween with the kids the you might just LOVE our spooky recipes below.

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